Custom high specification microwave cable and connector system

17-11-2022 | Intelliconnect | Industrial

Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd has a long and proud history of working with global Aerospace and Defence Primes and sub-contractors. Previous bespoke solutions include Personal Locator Beacons, Radar, Radio Comms, IED detection and IFF systems.

The company's design group work closely with customers’ in-house R&D teams to create solutions which are ideal their applications and deliver rapid, cost-effective, durable and reliable systems. The most recent project undertaken was in the defence market to design and manufacture a high-specification microwave cable and connector system for shipborne radar.

The company were asked to design, manufacture and supply several high-reliability microwave connectors, adaptors and cable assemblies for a defence radar duplexer, all connectors to be of stainless-steel construction and to conform to the requirements of MIL-C-39012. Some of these designs were for high power and included internal sealing.

Working closely with a number of multi-disciplinary engineering teams representing the customer and several sub-contractors, the company could offer custom designs to satisfy the specified needs. A total of nine different connector designs were supplied, which, because of issues such as physical space constraints and electrical performance budgets, had to go through many iterations before the final designs were agreed upon.

Once the designs were agreed upon, prototype quantities were manufactured for system testing. The customer made recommendations for minor changes, which were introduced in the designs before the production orders were released.

Steve Groves, sales and marketing director, says: "Intelliconnect thrives on creating innovative RF, microwave and cryogenic connectivity solutions. Our extensive expertise and in-house manufacturing enable us to deliver prototype custom designs in less than two months from design approval.”

Standard products from the company include low-cost, high-quality coaxial connectors and adapters from the Taurus range. These are ideal for all RF and microwave applications, including instrumentation, medical, telecoms, satcoms, MIL, aerospace, space, oil and gas, traction, and marine. Taurus connectors are offered in industry-standard formats, including BNC, SMA, MCX and N-type.


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